Marcelino asked his team not to underestimate Barcelona
ACEHFOOTBALL.net — Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelino Garcia Toral talk about the Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi with his team meeting Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final, Sunday (18/4) early morning WIB. According to Marcelino, his team must be aware of the player nicknamed La Pulga.
Marcelino asked his team not to underestimate Barcelona even though they were able to beat them in the Spanish Super Cup final 2020. The Blaugrana are pursuing a double title this season viz Copa del Rey and La Liga. Therefore, Bilbao must be aware of their game.
“What is most decisive in the game and, therefore, what affected the outcome the most was that their offensive players did not reach their best level, especially Messi,"He said quoted from Football Espana.
He responded to the notion that Bilbo had similarities with Barcelona, which was a big mistake. He emphasized that no team has beaten Barcelona without going through suffering. Barcelona according to Marcelino deserves to be a favorite against a La Liga team.
But they are not always the favorites to win matches. Opponents who played well during 90 minutes and take advantage of the chance to win against Barcelona.
Barcelona has a fantastic record against Bilbao. Despite Barcelona's defeat in the Spanish Super Cup final, Barcelona won the home mark this season against Bilbao in La Liga.
Messi also has an extraordinary record against the Basque club by packing 27 deep goals 40 appearance. He can also add to his goal coffers against Bilbao in the final later.